Radio Aire Archive

The History of Radio Aire through the years

1981 - 2020

Since the station launch on 1st September 1981, Radio Aire saw many changes, with numerous identities, presenters, logos and jingle packages.

Radio Aire Archive takes you through the 39 year history of one of West Yorkshire's most memorable radio stations.

Click the logos below to view the specific eras.

Radio Aire 1981-1984

Radio Aire 1984 - 1987

Radio Aire 1987 - 1990

Aire FM 1990 - 1992

Radio Aire FM 1992 - 1995

Aire FM 1995 - 1998

Aire FM 1998 - 2001

Radio Aire 2001 - 2015

Radio Aire 2015 - 2020

In 2015, the station logo was changed after the previous version had been used for 15 years. New jingles and imaging were also introduced.

With the majority of the station output being networked from Hits Radio in Manchester (previously Key 103), by 2020 the Breakfast show with Caroline and Ant was the only live show broadcast from 51 Burley Road.

On 16th July 2020, it was announced that the Radio Aire name would cease, after 39 years on air.

The station closed at 4pm on 31 August 2020. The last on-air presenter was Hattie Pearson and the last song played was Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.

Since 1st September 2020, Greatest Hits Radio has been broadcasting on 96.3 FM. The studios are still in use, as a regional Drivetime show for Greatest Hits Radio Yorkshire is presented by Steve Priestley from the Burley Road studios.

Magic 828 Archive 1990 - 2015

Peter Tait

15 Mar 1950 - 20 Sept 2002

Peter Tait was one of the most well loved presenters to broadcast on Radio Aire and Magic 828. He joined the station in January 1984 and moved over to Magic 828 in 1990.

He remained loyal to the stations, presenting the Breakfast Show on Radio Aire in the 1980's and on Magic between 1992 & 2002.